21 days in France Itinerary

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Fly to Bergerac-Roumanière Airport, Drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda
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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paris
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rocamadour
— 1 night
Drive
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 3 nights
Drive
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Castellane
— 2 nights
Drive
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Annecy
— 1 night
Drive
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Chamonix
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Geneva, Fly to Bonifacio
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Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
Drive
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Calvi, Corsica
— 3 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda — 2 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
On the 11th (Tue), Head underground at Grotte de Bernifal, Head underground at Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, then paddle through the water with Canoe Detente, then take a memorable tour with Montgolfiere et Chateaux, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Vieux Sarlat, appreciate the history behind Statues des Trois Oies, then take a memorable excursion with Canoe Dordogne, then admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and finally experience rural life at Les Noyeraies du Landers.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda online sightseeing planner.

Bengaluru, India to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 25.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Sarlat-la-Caneda due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris — 3 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Step off the beaten path and head to Latin Quarter and Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries, make a trip to Louvre Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at The Army Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planning site.

Fly from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August: highs in Paris hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to Rocamadour.
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Rocamadour — 1 night

Balcony of the Dordogne Valley

Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
On the 16th (Sun), expand your horizons at Saint-Cere Equitation, stroll through Gouffre de Padirac, Head underground at Grotte des Carbonnieres, Head underground at Grottes de Lacave, then identify plant and animal life at Rocher des Aigles, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at La Foret des Singes.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rocamadour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Paris to Rocamadour by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Rocamadour, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc — 3 nights

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Step out of the city life by going to Caverne du Pont-d'Arc and Gorges de l'Ardeche. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Base Canyon de la Besorgues. Explore Vallon-Pont-d'Arc's surroundings by going to Grotte de la Cocalière (in Courry), Grotte de la Salamandre (in Mejannes-le-Clap) and Bois de Paiolive (in Les Vans). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Pont d'Arc, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and skim along the rocks with GEO Ardeche Canyon.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Rocamadour to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rocamadour in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Castellane.
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Castellane — 2 nights

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. On the 20th (Thu), head outdoors with Route des Cretes La Palud, explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, then shake up your sightseeing with Verdon Escalade, and finally examine the collection at Musee de la Moto d'Entrevaux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Castellane tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Castellane by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Castellane can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Annecy.
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Annecy — 1 night

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Semnoz, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, then take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Fier, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Annecy trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Castellane to Annecy takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In August, Annecy is slightly colder than Castellane - with highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chamonix.
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Chamonix — 2 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): cross one thing off your bucket list with A2L-Parapente, explore the striking landscape at Les Gorges de la Diosaz, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally fly down the slopes at Domaine des Planards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallee Blanche, take in the awesome beauty at Glacier des Bossons, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brevent Cable Car, and finally explore the activities along Lac Blanc.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chamonix road trip site.

Traveling by car from Annecy to Chamonix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Bonifacio.
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Bonifacio, Corsica — 2 nights

At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon, then steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel, then kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, and finally step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Grand Sperone, see Le Club de Voile de Bonifacio, then kick back and relax at Plage de San Giovanni, and finally kick back and relax at Plage De Roccapina.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bonifacio trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Chamonix to Bonifacio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Calvi.
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Calvi, Corsica — 3 nights

Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): head outdoors with Arinella and Algaio Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Ile Rousse, see some colorful creatures with Epir, then explore the striking landscape at Punta Spano, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Calvi, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Blaise, identify plant and animal life at Cirque de Bonifatu, take a peaceful walk through La Foret de Bonifato, identify plant and animal life at Nature Reserve of Scandola, then get a new perspective on things with Galeria Marina, and finally kick back and relax at Plage de Galeria.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Calvi day trip planning app.

You can drive from Bonifacio to Calvi in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bonifacio in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Calvi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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France travel guide

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France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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